Spring means the return of Boxelder bugs

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The Boxelder bug

Boxelder bugs are commonly seen at various times throughout the year. Typically, sunny, southern exposures will see a higher number of them. At times, they may be seen attempting to exit buildings with some becoming trapped inside.

While definitely a nuisance, boxelders are harmless. They can only live a few days in a building before dying and do not reproduce indoors. Spraying insecticide in the building is not recommended and does not prevent more from returning.

If you are bothered by them in your area, please call the Facilities office at ext. 4515 and a building service worker will come and vacuum them.

Posted by Michael Drakulich at 04/14/2014 05:10:17 PM